Macbook Pro Purchase Advice

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by azurehi, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. azurehi macrumors regular

    azurehi

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    #1
    I am considering a MBPro from Apple Refurb and see these two models for the same price of $1269.00 and wonder whether more memory or more flash storage is better:


    Refurbished 13.3-inch MacBook Pro 2.7GHz Dual-core Intel i5 with Retina Display

    Originally released March 2015
    13.3-inch (diagonal) Retina display; 2560-by-1600 resolution at 227 pixels per inch

    16GB of 1866MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
    128GB PCIe-based flash storage1
    720p FaceTime HD Camera
    
Intel Iris Graphics 6100

    and

    Refurbished 13.3-inch MacBook Pro 2.7GHz Dual-core Intel i5 with Retina Display
    Originally released March 2015
    13.3-inch (diagonal) Retina display; 2560-by-1600 resolution at 227 pixels per inch

    8GB of 1866MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
    256GB PCIe-based flash storage1
    720p FaceTime HD Camera
    
Intel Iris Graphics 6100
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I would go with option two with more disk storage. Unless you are doing something like working with HUGE Photoshop files or video editing, you will not see any noticeable benefit going from 8GB to 16GB. Give this a read.
     
  3. fisherking macrumors 603

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    def what weaselboy said. 8gigs is the minimum to have these days and will serve you well, but a 128GB hard drive is simply not enough storage...
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Another vote for option 2. I'd rather get 256GB of storage over 16GB of ram. Its highly unlikely that you'll actually need that much ram in the first place.
     
  5. Meister Suspended

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    It depends on your usage scenario
    For most folks 250ssd is preferable.
     
  6. azurehi thread starter macrumors regular

    azurehi

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    Thanks for your replies. The 8/256 it is!
     
  7. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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  8. Fancuku macrumors 6502a

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    It all depends on your use but I too would go with option 2.
     
  9. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Most people don't need more than 8GB of RAM. 128GB of storage definitely isn't enough. At least in my opinion.
     
  10. Lexdexia macrumors regular

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    Neither, unless you need a MBP for immediate needs. I suggest waiting and buying new MBP models that are updated in 2016 with brand new internals.
     

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